Bride of the Desert (1929)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A prospector's unhappy wife (Alice Calhoun) takes in, cares for and later comes to love a man (LeRoy Mason) who is unjustly accused of a killing. The true killer, however, turns out to be her husband (Ethan Laidlaw), a fact the audience spotted long before the characters caught on. This basically silent western came augmented with a few sound effects and offered an early sympathetic portrayal by LeRoy Mason, a dapper-looking actor more at home playing smooth-talking villains. In fact, had the film been made only a few years later, Mason, whose darkly good looks were almost too sinister for heroics, would undoubtedly have played the murderous husband.

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danger, frame-up, honor [recognition], husband, imprisonment, killing, love, love-triangle, military-academy, posse, sheriff, wife